Summer’s not over yet!

By Tim Hauserman
 
While in a few locations the kids have gone back to school already, what’s the hurry? There are still plenty of summer activities happening around Tahoe in the next few weeks. Here are a few suggestions: 
 
Travel around the North shore via the Water Shuttle. They dock at Garwoods, the Tahoe City Marina, West Shore Cafe and Obexer’s and have room on board for your bike. northlaketahoewatershuttle.com
 
Go for a mountain bike ride. The recent rainy evenings have left lots of “brown powder” in the woods. Perfect conditions for mountain biking. Start out at Tahoe Cross-Country where you can rent a bike or get a meal. tahoexc.org. Or for those of the female persuasion, join one of the Luna Chix rides scheduled throughout the summer. teamlunachix.com/tahoe_mountain_bike.
 
Tahoe City Farmers Market. On Grove Street until  August 21st, and then it moves to The Commons Beach across the street from The Cobblestone.  
 
Take a hike…just like the mountain biking, a bit of rain does wonders to the beautiful trails. Head into Desolation Wilderness to take a dip into a mountain lake, or hit the Tahoe Rim Trail for some awesome big blue viewing. You could also chip in and help maintain the TRT by spending a day working on the trail. Go to tahoerimtrail.org for info. 
 
Say hi to me and my illustrator at a few books signings this week. Right here in The Cobblestone we will be at Ruffles and Ruffnecks, Friday, August 15th from 11 to 1, selling and signing. 
 
Take a ride on the Tahoe Gal. Sitting on the shoreline and looking at the lake is beautiful, but you get a whole new and wonderful perspective once you get out onto the lake. tahoegal.org
 
Play a round at the Tahoe City Golf Course
Take a dip in the Truckee River or Lake Tahoe
Shop, eat and drink at The Cobblestone. 
Read a book on the beach
Take a walk along Tahoe City’s Lakefront bike trail stopping at The Commons Beach, the Truckee River Dam, and the Gatekeepers Cabin. 
Head out onto the lake on a paddleboard or kayak.
 
There’s more…just invent your own perfect Tahoe experience.